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More overdoses can be prevented with interventions for people leaving correctional centres who use stimulants<img alt="" src="/allpageholding/PublishingImages/about/news-stories/Talk%20therapy.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />More overdoses can be prevented with interventions for people leaving correctional centres who use stimulantshttp://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/more-overdoses-prevention-with-interventions-for-people-leaving-correctional-centres-using-stimulants2022-11-23T08:00:00Z
New resources aim to facilitate open dialogue about mental health and substance use<img alt="" src="/allpageholding/PublishingImages/about/news-stories/UNITE.PNG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New resources aim to facilitate open dialogue about mental health and substance useConversations about a person’s mental illness or substance use can be challenging, but listening with the intent to understand plays a big part in supporting recovery. To help facilitate open dialogue, BCMHSUS has created new resources.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/new-resources-help-facilitate-dialogue-on-mental-health-substance-use2022-11-22T08:00:00Z
Provincial Mental Health and Substance Use ECHO learning sessions help democratize knowledge around mental health and substance use care<img alt="" src="/allpageholding/PublishingImages/about/news-stories/ECHO%20story%20image.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Provincial Mental Health and Substance Use ECHO learning sessions help democratize knowledge around mental health and substance use careAs part of its commitment to building capacity among clinicians and care providers to provide better mental health and substance use services, BCMHSUS has launched a Project ECHO, a series of evidence-based, interactive, learning sessions.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/provincial-mental-health-substance-use-echo-supports-collaborative-learning2022-11-03T07:00:00Z
Improving health outcomes for people in corrections: Researching the transformation of prisons into therapeutic settings<img alt="" src="/allpageholding/PublishingImages/about/news-stories/BCMHSUS-%20Right%20Living.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Improving health outcomes for people in corrections: Researching the transformation of prisons into therapeutic settingsDr. Amanda Butler received a Research Trainee Award from the Michael Smith Health Research BC for her research, which aims to evaluate the impact of therapeutic communities in correctional sites on the health of clients who use drugs.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/research-aims-to-improve-health-outcomes-in-corrections2022-10-27T07:00:00Z
Community Transition Teams expand to support more British Columbians leaving corrections<img alt="" src="/allpageholding/PublishingImages/about/news-stories/CTT%20expansion_PophamDuffSteveMalcolmson.jfif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Community Transition Teams expand to support more British Columbians leaving correctionsMore people will get mental-health and substance-use support when leaving correctional centres as BCMHSUS and the provincial government create new and expanded services for those at risk.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/community-transition-teams-expand-to-support-more-british-columbians-leaving-corrections2022-10-03T07:00:00Z
Clients at the Red Fish Healing Centre reach new heights on the Grouse Grind<img alt="" src="/allpageholding/PublishingImages/about/news-stories/Grouse%20Grind_spritzer_Small.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Clients at the Red Fish Healing Centre reach new heights on the Grouse GrindAt the Red Fish Healing Centre for Mental Health and Addiction, recreation therapy plays a big part in client recovery. As two determined clients tackled North Vancouver’s notorious Grouse Grind, we followed along to capture the experience.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/red-fish-rec-therapy-does-grouse-grind2022-07-20T07:00:00Z
Improvements to seclusion practices empower patients at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital<img alt="" src="/allpageholding/PublishingImages/about/news-stories/BCMHSUS_FPH2_Small.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Improvements to seclusion practices empower patients at Forensic Psychiatric HospitalThe use of seclusion in psychiatric settings has been a topic of discussion and debate for many years.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/improvements-to-seclusion-practices-fph2022-07-13T07:00:00Z
Words of wisdom and inspiration this Indigenous People’s Day<img alt="Sage and feather for smudging" src="/allpageholding/PublishingImages/about/news-stories/FPH%20smudging%204.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Words of wisdom and inspiration this Indigenous People’s DayFor millennia, Indigenous traditions, knowledge and wisdom have endured, passing down through the generations despite years of colonial oppression. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/words-of-wisdom-inspiration-indigenous-people’s-day2022-06-17T07:00:00Z
Reclaiming our voice: Indigenous Patient Experience Lead aims to bring Indigenous experience to the forefront of conversation<img alt="" src="/allpageholding/PublishingImages/about/news-stories/Cassie%20Michell%20home%20landscape.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Reclaiming our voice: Indigenous Patient Experience Lead aims to bring Indigenous experience to the forefront of conversationCulturally safe care can be transformative to those who receive. In order to ensure Indigenous cultural safety is a requisite in our health care system, we need Indigenous leaders at the helm. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/reclaiming-voices-indigenous-patient-experience-lead2022-06-01T07:00:00Z
BCMHSUS launches new provincial tool for concurrent disorders education<img alt="" src="/allpageholding/PublishingImages/about/news-stories/CD%20toolkit%20bundle_small.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCMHSUS launches new provincial tool for concurrent disorders educationBC Mental Health and Substance Use Services has launched a new, online toolkit to support people who provide services to those with serious mental health and substance use issues, including concurrent disorders.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bcmhsus-launches-concurrent-disorders-toolkit2022-05-16T07:00:00Z


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